Cutting Down a Full Coated Shih Tzu
Cutting Down a Full Coated Shih Tzu

Member Video: Cutting Down a Full Coated Shih Tzu - 58 minutes

You’ve seen Pandy in our video lessons and in Melissa Verplank’s book, The Theory of Five. She’s that black-and-white Shih Tzu with an overabundance of long, flowing coat. In this video lesson master pet stylist, Lisa Leady, creates a totally new look for Pandy. As she has aged, caring for Pandy’s long coat has gotten a bit challenging for the owners — and uncomfortable for the dog. Lisa shows you how to create a unique trim that gives the illusion of a long flowing coat. But it’s just that, an illusion. She shows you how to create this trim with a combination of guard combs, shears and blending shears. This is fun trim for a senior pet. The main goal is to make her look good while minimizing the amount of time she’s on the grooming table or being brushed at home.

In this video you will learn:

  • Where to set the pattern to give the illusion of a full coat
  • Tools you can use to facilitate speed with the grooming process
  • Ways to deal with ticklish feet
  • How to bevel feet
  • How to tie up a topknot and product to help strengthen the coat
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Lisa Leady

Lisa Leady is a third generation pet stylist with 35 years of experience.

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